Historic Village Herberton - Historic Village Entry



- General admission to Historic Village Herberton.


On Request


Adults: A$38

Children: A$20


Back in the 1950s, many relics were being sold off for scrap metal. Old buildings were being condemned for demolition. Collector Harry Skennar had a vision – to preserve history for generations to come. He set about creating The Village back in 1973, bringing the first building, Elderslie House, onto the site beside Wild River. Many more buildings and relics followed. Most of the dwellings met for the first time when they arrived at the Village from around the region during the 1970s. With the exception of the Tin Pannikin Pub, everything in the village dates from Herberton’s foundation years and almost all the buildings are as they were originally constructed. Beyond this, the buildings and thousands of original items displayed in and around them reflect everyday life in North Queensland as it was from the 1880s onward. The village owes its existence firstly to Herberton’s pioneers and then to a long list of dedicated residents who followed them. It exists today because of two couples – inspired collector Harry Skennar and his wife Ellen and owners Craig and Connie Kimberley who continue the tradition and restoration with the support of the local community.

Full Itinerary:

Valid for 01APR23-31MAR25:
Prepare to be wowed as you step back in time to an era that has long been forgotten. With more than 60 lovingly restored period buildings, including the 130-year old Elderslie House as well as antique motor vehicles, turn of the century machinery, small engines and rare John Deere tractors, your visit to the village will be truly memorable. The Historic Village is located on the Atherton Tablelands. Historic Village Herberton are 15 minutes drive from Atherton, 90 minutes from Cairns, 1 hour and 45 minutes from Port Douglas and about 4 hours from Townsville. The average visiting time for the multi-award winning attraction is three hours and the self-guided tour will show you around the more than 60 period buildings. Please arrive 90 minutes before closing to make the most of your visit.

Child Policy:

Valid for 01APR23-31MAR25:

Infant: 0-3 years inclusive - free of charge.

Child: 4-14 years inclusive - child rates apply.

Important Information:


On Request